Atwick is a village and civil parish in Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is near the North Sea coast, and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Hornsea on the B1242 road.

Atwick
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Atwick village
Atwick is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Atwick
Atwick
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population315 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA190509
• London170 mi (270 km) S
Civil parish
  • Atwick
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDRIFFIELD
Postcode districtYO25
Dialling code01964
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°56′27″N 0°11′16″W / 53.940706°N 0.187689°W / 53.940706; -0.187689Coordinates: 53°56′27″N 0°11′16″W / 53.940706°N 0.187689°W / 53.940706; -0.187689

The civil parish is formed by the village of Atwick and the hamlet of Skirlington. According to the 2011 UK census, Atwick parish had a population of 315,[1] a slight reduction from the 2001 UK census figure of 318.[2] The parish covers an area of 907.022 hectares (2,241.30 acres).[3]

The name Atwick is pronounced with a silent 'w', like "attic".

Second World WarEdit

 
Pillbox, Lozenge shaped, Atwick

The Second World War defences constructed in and around Atwick have been documented by William Foot. They included a heavy anti-aircraft battery and several pillboxes.[4]

FolkloreEdit

According to legend, a spring near the church was once the home of a hobgoblin known as the Haliwell Boggle. The area is also said to be haunted by a headless horseman.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Atwick Parish (1170211134)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Atwick Parish (1543504181)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "2001 Census Area Profile" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ Foot 2006, pp. 175–180
  5. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 336. ISBN 9780340165973.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.

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